SuperSMITH Software Package

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Software prices for individual copies of software or for the SuperSMITH bundles, which are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are shown below.  Use of the software on LANs is also described below.

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

(g)

CD
Quantity
or
# of LAN
Terminals


% of
Base
Cost

 

[Software only]
SuperSMITH

version
5.0 CX

includes
SuperSMITH Weibull 
+
SuperSMITH Visual
+
SuperSMITH
YBath

 



[Software only]
US$/license

[Software + Paper]

SuperSMITH
version
5.0 CX

includes
SuperSMITH
Weibull
 
+
SuperSMITH
Visual

+
SuperSMITH
+ YBath
+
New Weibull Handbook
+ PlayTIME For SuperSMITH)
[Software + Paper]
US$/license

 

[Paper]
PlayTIME
for
SuperSMITH

a
SuperSMITH software tutorial for
home study
with practice datasets
US$/tutorial

 

 

Not Discounted for Quantity

 

[Paper]
The New Weibull
Handbook
5th edition
by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy
ISBN:
0-9653062-3-2
US$/book









Not Discounted for Quantity

 

[Software + Paper]

SuperSMITH
version
5.0 CX

includes
SuperSMITH Weibull 
+
SuperSMITH Visual
+
SuperSMITH
YBath
+
New Weibull Handbook
+ PlayTIME For SuperSMITH
+ Weibull Video)
[Software + Paper +
1 Video]
US$/license

1

100

US$840

US$990

US$48

US$98

US$1080

2

90

US$756

US$891

US$48

US$98

US$972

3 – 6

80

US$672

US$792

US$48

US$98

US$864

7 – 19

70

US$588

US$693

US$48

US$98

US$756

20+

67

US$562

US$663

US$48

US$98

US$723

● Software upgrades to the current version are:
       30% of (column c) for existing software less than 1 year old, or
       50% of (column c) if existing software is more than one year old.
● Software annual maintenance agreements are available in Section 7, Item 3
● Weibull/Visual/YBATH are no longer available as stand-alone programs.

Add shipping and handling charges to the prices in the table:
           US $30 handling charge for USA FEDEX second day delivery for the USA,
           US $50.00+ for FEDEX deliveries (duties payable on receiving end) for many sites outside of the USA although sum remote sites from the USA will incur extra handling charges.
For Texas shipments, add Texas sales tax of 7.25%.
Terms are net 10 days for purchase orders.  American Express, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards accepted.

For demonstration versions of the software see Section 1 below.
For site licenses and network server licenses see Section 2 below.
For The New Weibull Handbook 5th edition see Section 3 below.
For PlayTIME for SuperSMITH home study tutorial see Section 4 below.
For more details on SuperSMITH Weibull see Section 5 below.
For more details on SuperSMITH Visual see Section 6 below.
For more details on quantity pricing with examples including maintenance agreements see Section 7 below.
For details on running the SuperSMITH software on a MAC computer see Section 8 below.
For printer details, copyright, and trademarks see Section 9 below.

SuperSMITH™ is a bundled package of Windows programs from Fulton Findings for reliability and variability solutions on a personal computer at a discount price for:
SuperSMITH Weibull (probability plots) [The Swedish name Waloddi Weibull is pronounced—

            Swedish-

Norwegian-

German-    

French-      

Polish-    

American-

Wa-Loddi Vay-Bull

Wa-Loddi Vay-Bull

Vah-Lodi- Vy-Bull

Wah-Lodi Way-Bull

Vah-Lodi Vy-Bull

Wah-Low-D Y-Bull

SuperSMITH Visual (reliability growth and other plots), or SuperSMITH Ybath for complex mixture analysis.
The New Weibull Handbook 5th edition by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy, and
PlayTIME for SuperSMITH computer tutorial with data sets.
Abbreviations sometimes used for products noted in the table are:----
       SSW = SuperSMITH Weibull for Windows--the probability plotting software.
       SSV = SuperSMITH Visual for Windows--the general curve fitting and plotting software.
      SSYB = SuperSMITH Ybath for Windows—the complicated mixture analysis software.
       NWH = The New Weibull Handbook (5th edition) by Dr. Robert B. Abernethy--the reference text for all the SuperSMITH software procedures.
       PT = PlayTIME for SuperSMITH with data sets--the step-by-step tutorial for use of SSW and SSV
       SS = SuperSMITH = SSW + SSV + YBATH + NWH + PT
See trademark and copyright notices at the bottom of this page.

Section 1: Free Demo versions of SuperSMITH software for probability plots and Crow-AMSAA plots are available for no-cost download. The demo software can be converted to authentic  working software by an electronic key for those who need immediate software upon receipt of credit card details for payment---so if you're in a hurry for software we can do it quickly. Want to know what changes have been made to the software?--download the demo and read the help files.

SuperSMITH performs all of the techniques covered in The New Weibull Handbook. This standard for performing lifetime data analysis (called Weibull analysis) is used by thousands of company's worldwide.  A short tutorial on how to use the software is available for download as a PDF file.

Section 2: Site licenses or network server licenses pricing is the same as quantity prices using simultaneous user quantity (terminals) instead of copy quantity. One copy of disk(s) is provided. Purchaser’s LAN Manager is responsible for limiting usage to quantity of licenses purchased. Purchase quantity of 50 allows unlimited number of users. Use must be by purchaser's workers for purchaser's activities. Access may be local or remote. When purchasing Site or Network licenses, ask for an authorization letter for the LAN manger's authorization file.  You can download a copy of the software license agreement (EULA).  The period for longevity of the license is perpetual.

Some “license monitoring or metering software” which may be helpful for LAN mangers can be found at:

·       Citrix Systems servers have a built-in License Meter Manager metering capability accessible through this dialog box:
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·       Express Meter http://www.expressmetrix.com/products/em.asp

·       Express Software Manager http://www.expressmetrix.com/products/esm.asp

·       FLEXlm  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLEXlm

·       KeyServer http://www.sassafras.com/keyserver.html

·       Microsoft Metering Software http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694145.aspx

·       TTWeb http://www.ttwin.com/docs/ttweb.pdf

Server/LAN Operation: Server/LAN use is completely acceptable given that the purchaser’s network administration limits access to one simultaneous user per purchased copy of the software.  The software reads information from the command line (can be different for each user) to assist LAN operation.  Add “-cXXX” to the command line to store user-specific configuration files into path XXX.  Add “-tYYY” for temporary file storage location as path YYY.  Include a space between entries.  Please see the HELP file in the software for more command line examples (search for L.A.N in the help file).
            Here is a worked-out, simple, example so that LAN managers can use as an installation template:
            1.  My local computer is identified as Dell3g. 
                 On Dell3g, I made a local subdirectory C:\SMITHDAT . 
                 Store data files from SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual into this subdirectory.
                 Also store the SMITH.INI configuration files into this location.
            2.  My server is identified as Dellserver. 
                 The SuperSMITH Weibull executable is located on the server where it was installed from a CD  
                 into D:\SMITHW for the above example.
                 During installation on the server, three Visual BASIC V6 custom control files were installed
                 with OCX extensions.
                 Look in the server Windows\System32 directory for these three files which must be copied and
                 installed onto the local machines along with a fourth files for some machines:
                        COMDLG32.OCX (required for ActiveX and OLE files)
                        MSFLXGRD.OCX (required for ActiveX and OLE files)

                        PICCLP32.OCX (required for ActiveX and OLE files)
                        RICHED32.DLL (required on some older versions of Windows for rich text edit/control)
                        These four files must be in the Windows\System32 directory of the local machines!
                 The SuperSMITH Weibull executable is located at D:\SMITHW\SMITHW.EXE in the above
                 example.
                 For version 5.0BX and beyond the software will be installed into the directory:
                        C:\Program Files (x86)\SuperSMITH Weibull
                 This directory change may require changes in your previous short cut icons.
            3.  On the local computer, Dell3g, right click the mouse on the desktop to create a new short cut. 
                 The target address in the shortcut box for the above example is
                         \\Dellserver\D\SMITHW\SMITHW.EXE cC:\SMITHDAT. 
                 Name the shortcut icon SSW. 
                        Please note the -c command following the EXE tells the program to store my Dell3g
                        configuration file in the subdirectory C:\SMITHDAT
            4.  Double click on the shortcut icon to wake up SuperSMITH Weibull for duty. 
                 Verify the C:\SMITHDAT subdirectory contains configuration file SMITH.INI
                 this file will remember your local settings for the software.
            5.  Create a new icon on your desktop for SuperSMITH Visual. 
                 The target address is \\Dellserver\D\SMITHW\SMITHV.EXE –cC:\SMITHDAT. 
                 Name the shortcut icon SSV.
            6.  Set up the metering software on the server such as Microsoft Systems Management Server 2.0
                 Limit the number of simultaneous users to the number of seats of software purchased. 
                 Limiting the number of simultaneous users to the licenses purchased is the LAN manager’s
                 responsibility.
            7.  Tell your reliability engineers to go solve some problems that save money using the software as a tool.

Special note for LAN mangers:  You MUST install the software directly on the server.  If you install the software on another computer and then copy the directories to the server, you will miss some of the DLL/OCX files written to the Windows system directory---then the software will not function—thus install the software directly onto the server to avoid a common error.

Order SuperSMITH products by purchase order, credit card, or by sending a check to the address shown on the home page of this web site.
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Section 3: The New Weibull Handbook—5th edition published by Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: \\M90\c\MSOffice\Word\Internet\mailbox.gifDr. Robert B. Abernethy is also shipped with SuperSMITH software. Single copies of The New Weibull Handbook are available at $98.00 plus shipping and handling. Dr. Abernethy's book shows how to use the software in solving practical problems. It contains step by step instructions for performing a Weibull analysis and related techniques such as forecasting failure quantity expected, WeiBayes comparison, substantiation test planning, least cost replacement interval, and related techniques, with several case studies for each method included. The New Weibull Handbook will help you solve your reliability problems using SuperSMITH software. Click here for prices of the SuperSMITH bundles and referenced in the NWH paperware.  

Dr. Abernethy also offers EagleEYE(SM) service to quickly review your data, using concepts detailed in the handbook, and provide comments on what he observes in your data sets.
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Section 4: PlayTIME for SuperSMITH is published by Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: \\M90\c\MSOffice\Word\Internet\mailbox.gifDr. Robert B. Abernethy as a computer tutorial booklet with data diskette containing the tutorial data files. The tutorial provides keystroke details for solving problems using Fulton Findings software. The problems are derived from the Weibull Analysis classroom training programs with updates for illustrating software features. This tutorial will decrease the time required for mastering Weibull software  
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Section 5: SuperSMITH Weibull makes probability plots, reliability calculations, and much more. SuperSMITH Weibull (SSW) software for Windows performs all of the Weibull techniques in the NWH.  SSW contains results of independent research with several methods developed by Dr. Abernethy in cooperation with Fulton Findings. Many of these techniques are not available elsewhere such as likelihood ratio confidence, simplified design (set) comparison, Kaplan-Meier simulation and solution, critical correlation coefficient, sudden-death WeiBayes, parameter as a function of engineering variable, etc. SuperSMITH Weibull for Windows uses Weibull, Normal, Log-normal equations or Gumbel distributions and replaces DOS programs such as: WeibullSMITH (previously the leading Weibull analysis software), BiWeibullSMITH, and MonteCarloSMITH.

SSW can now analyze bi-Weibull data sets.  Individual SSW software is no longer available as stand alone software.  
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Section 6: SuperSMITH Visual makes Crow/Duane/AMSAA plots, optimum replacement plots, pdf plots, and much more. SuperSMITH Visual (SSV) software for Windows provides general scientific plotting. It includes Crow/AMSAA modeling for reliability growth analysis, probability density functions, cumulative distribution functions (regular scaling), likelihood contours, least-cost replacement intervals, failure forecasts, and histograms---all from SuperSMITH Weibull files. The likelihood contour comparison capability is not available elsewhere. The program also includes function plots, data transforms (global edit), and curve fitting as well as X-Y plots, bar charts, and pie graphs.  Individual SSV software is no longer available as stand alone software.  
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Section 7: Quantity prices and site licenses (see Section 2 for site licenses monitoring software)--

1) Quantity prices are "adjusted unit prices" for quantity purchased.

2) Site license or network server pricing is the same as quantity prices using simultaneous user quantity (terminals) instead of copy quantity. One copy of disk(s) provided. Purchaser is responsible for limiting usage to quantity purchased. Purchase quantity of 50 allows unlimited number of users. Use must be by purchaser's workers for purchaser's activities. Access may be local or remote.

3) Maintenance for site license or network server includes upgrade to latest version at any time upon request while maintenance is funded. New version notification is on http://www.weibullnews.com. Maintenance cost is 30% of current purchase price payable at the beginning of each year funded.

4) Unauthorized copying of Fulton Findings or Bathtub Software is not allowed.

So, you've got three options for licenses: 1) Unlimited LAN use, 2) limited LAN use, or 3) multiple copies for individual PCs. Here are examples of the software costs for several cases:
     Example 1): Unlimited LAN license for SuperSMITH software only at current US$560 list price (the price for 50 copies = US$562/each) for a total cost = US$28,100 plus shipping and handling.
Special note: copies of The New Weibull Handbook (US$98/copy) and PlayTIME home study tutorial for SuperSMITH (US$48/copy) are additional costs for unlimited LAN licenses—specify quantities required.

     Example 2): 10 users server license for SuperSMITH software at current US$588 list price for software only (the price for 10 copies = US$588/each) for a total cost = US$5,880 plus shipping and handling.
Special note: copies of The New Weibull Handbook (US$98/copy) and PlayTIME home study tutorial for SuperSMITH (US$48/copy) are additional costs for unlimited LAN licenses—specify quantities required.

     Example 3): 5 copies for installation on individual PCs of SuperSMITH with paperware at current US$480 list price (adjust the price for 5 copies = US$768/each) for a total cost = US$3,840 plus shipping and handling.

Consider running 32-bit versions of SuperSMITH Weibull and SuperSMITH Visual on LANs using a network license
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Section 8: Want to run SuperSMITH software on your MAC operating system? 

Users are reporting good success with Parallels software running on MAC’s with Intel-based chips—see Walt Mossberg’s August 31, 2011 report.

 

Others are using VMware Fusion running on a MAC with Intel-based chips?

 

Of course for all these virtual systems, you must also load a copy of Windows operating system (suggest you load Windows 7).  Some report clipboard sharing issues for capturing and pasting screen grabs as the virtual clipboards are rather small.

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Section 9: General Information: SuperSMITH programs are Windows based programs.  They run on standard PCs or standard PCs attached to LANs with operating systems of:
            Windows 2000+,
            Windows 2000+ servers, 
            XP-Pro,
            VISTA, and
            Windows 7-32 and 64 bit platforms.
If you have doubts about the software performing on your system, download the demo version of the software, install it on your system and take it for a test drive.

Standard printers can be used such as Laserjet™ II and III and Laserjet 4, HGPL™, DeskJet™ 1200C using HGPL files, plotter drivers, and dot matrix printers use the GRAPHICS.COM utility from DOS 4.01+ . The programs are also mouse compatible and run on networks when the individual computer has at least the minimum main memory available.

Hardcopy outputs are available directly from the simple ASCII screen captures. Data can be input manually, imported from ASCII formats, or imported from columns in Excel *.CSV formats.

SuperSMITH Weibull, SuperSMITH Visual, SuperSmith, and Fulton Findings are trademarks belonging to Fulton Findings.
The New Weibull Handbook, and PlayTIME for SuperSMITH are copyrights belonging to Dr. Robert B. Abernethy. 
LaserJet, HPGL, and DeskJet are trademarks belonging to Hewlett-Packard, Inc.
PC/XT/AT/PS2/ are trademarks belonging to IBM, Inc.  Excel, Windows and Windows 7 are trademarks belonging to Microsoft Corporation.

All prices are subject to change without notice. Shipping, handling, and duties are extras.  

You can download a PDF copy of this page concerning software prices and licensing details.
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Last revised August 13, 2016